Originally Posted by Jack Newport
It's a two way street. The stars have to have the ability to make themselves just as much as management has to provide them the opportunity. They've provided plenty of talent with the opportunity, but the talent pool just isn't what it used to be. I scratch my head when I see people fawning over guys like Ziggler who are often compared to perennial mid-carders of the past (Billy Gunn and Mr. perfect). They're great at what they do, yes, but they just don't have that "it factor" to carry a show and sell-out all over the world.
WWE is full of great mid-carders, but only a few guys who can really captivate a mass audience. You can't just make someone larger than life. It's something that the greats just possess naturally. Watch the DVD about the 50 greatest finishing moves and listen to Foley talking about watching The Rock come up with the people's elbow. Foley thought it was the stupidest thing he ever saw, and in an empty arena I'm sure it is, but when The Rock (a Superstar who is truly larger than life) does that dumb ass move in a pack arena it captivates the audience. Cena does the same thing with the 5 knuckle shuffle. You know a guy is a "megastar" when he can do such a goofy move and still captivate the crowd.